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2008 IAAF World Cross Country Championships

The 2008 IAAF World Cross Country Championships took place on March 30, 2008. The races were held at the Holyrood Park in Edinburgh, United Kingdom.[1] Four races took place, one for men, women, junior men and junior women respectively. All races encompassed both individual and team competition. This was the year in which Kenenisa Bekele became the first athlete in World Cross history to win six individual long course titles, breaking his tie with John Ngugi and Paul Tergat who had each won five. Reports of the event were given in The New York Times,[2] in the Herald,[3] and for the IAAF.[4][5][6][7]

2008 IAAF World Cross Country Championships
2008 IAAF World Cross Country Championships Logo.png
OrganisersIAAF
Edition36th
DateMarch 30
Host cityEdinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
LocationHolyrood Park
Nations participating57
Athletes participating448
Races4
Distances12 km – Senior men
7.905 km – Junior men
7.905 km – Senior women
6.04 km – Junior women

MedallistsEdit

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Individual
Senior men
(12 km)
Kenenisa Bekele
  Ethiopia
34:38 Leonard Patrick Komon
  Kenya
34:41 Zersenay Tadese
  Eritrea
34:43
Junior men
(7.905 km)
Ibrahim Jeilan
  Ethiopia
22:38 Ayele Abshero
  Ethiopia
22:40 Lucas Kimeli Rotich
  Kenya
22:42
Senior women
(7.905 km)
Tirunesh Dibaba
  Ethiopia
25:10 Mestawet Tufa
  Ethiopia
25:15 Linet Chepkwemoi Masai
  Kenya
25:18
Junior women
(6.04 km)
Genzebe Dibaba
  Ethiopia
19:59 Irine Chepet Cheptai
  Kenya
20:04 Emebt Etea
  Ethiopia
20:06
Team
Senior men   Kenya 39   Ethiopia 104   Qatar 143
Junior men   Kenya 21   Ethiopia 28   Uganda 37
Senior women   Ethiopia 18   Kenya 22   Australia 84
Junior women   Ethiopia 16   Kenya 20   Japan 57

Race resultsEdit

Senior men's race (12 km)Edit

Complete results for senior men[8][9][10] and for senior men's teams[11][12][13] were published.

For full event details see 2008 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Kenenisa Bekele   Ethiopia 34:38
  Leonard Patrick Komon   Kenya 34:41
  Zersenay Tadese   Eritrea 34:43
4 Joseph Ebuya   Kenya 34:47
5 Moses Ndiema Masai   Kenya 35:02
6 Felix Kikwai Kibore   Qatar 35:15
7 Gideon Lekumok Ngatuny   Kenya 35:16
8 Ahmad Hassan Abdullah   Qatar 35:18
9 Habtamu Fikadu   Ethiopia 35:19
10 Bernard Kiprop Kipyego   Kenya 35:24
11 Hosea Macharinyang   Kenya 35:24
12 Augustine Kiprono Choge   Kenya 35:26
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Kenya
Leonard Patrick Komon 2
Joseph Ebuya 4
Moses Ndiema Masai 5
Gideon Lekumok Ngatuny 7
Bernard Kiprop Kipyego 10
Hosea Macharinyang 11
(Augustine Kiprono Choge) (12)
(Mark Kosgei Kiptoo) (14)
(John Kimondo Thuo) (18)
39
    Ethiopia
Kenenisa Bekele 1
Habtamu Fikadu 9
Sileshi Sihine 15
Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam 17
Dereje Debele 21
Abebe Dinkesa 41
(Zembaba Yigeze) (57)
(Solomon Tsige) (139)
(Demssew Tsega) (DNF)
104
    Qatar
Felix Kikwai Kibore 6
Ahmad Hassan Abdullah 8
Sultan Khamis Zaman 22
Mubarak Hassan Shami 25
Gamal Belal Salem 34
Essa Ismail Rashed 48
(Ali Dawoud Sedam) (61)
(Moustafa Ahmed Shebto) (67)
(Naser Jamal Naser) (81)
143
4   Eritrea 162
5   Morocco 195
6   Uganda 208
7   United States 296
8   Spain 348
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result.

Junior men's race (7.905 km)Edit

Complete results for junior men[14][15][16] and for junior men's teams[17][18][19] were published.

For full event details see 2008 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Ibrahim Jeilan   Ethiopia 22:38
  Ayele Abshero   Ethiopia 22:40
  Lucas Kimeli Rotich   Kenya 22:42
4 Benjamin Kiplagat   Uganda 22:43
5 Titus Kipjumba Mbishei   Kenya 22:45
6 Mathew Kipkoech Kisorio   Kenya 22:51
7 Peter Kimeli Some   Kenya 22:55
8 Geofrey Kusuro   Uganda 22:56
9 Amanuel Mesel   Eritrea 23:00
10 Levy Matebo Omari   Kenya 23:03
11 Hunegnaw Mesfin   Ethiopia 23:03
12 Stephen Kiprotich   Uganda 23:09
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Kenya
Lucas Kimeli Rotich 3
Titus Kipjumba Mbishei 5
Mathew Kipkoech Kisorio 6
Peter Kimeli Some 7
(Levy Matebo Omari) (10)
(Charles Kibet Chepkurui) (15)
21
    Ethiopia
Ibrahim Jeilan 1
Ayele Abshero 2
Hunegnaw Mesfin 11
Feyisa Lilesa 14
(Dejen Gebremeskel) (18)
(Yetwale Kende) (21)
28
    Uganda
Benjamin Kiplagat 4
Geofrey Kusuro 8
Stephen Kiprotich 12
Abraham Kiplimo 13
(Ben Siwa) (22)
37
4   Japan 119
5   Morocco 136
6   United States 138
7   Canada 188
8   Algeria 200
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result.

Senior women's race (7.905 km)Edit

Complete results for senior women[20][21][22] and for senior women's teams[23][24][25] were published.

For full event details see 2008 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Tirunesh Dibaba   Ethiopia 25:10
  Mestawet Tufa   Ethiopia 25:15
  Linet Chepkwemoi Masai   Kenya 25:18
4 Doris Chepkwemoi Changeywo   Kenya 25:34
5 Hilda Kibet   Netherlands 25:35
6 Gelete Burka   Ethiopia 25:35
7 Priscah Jepleting Cherono   Kenya 25:36
8 Margaret Wangari Muriuki   Kenya 25:46
9 Meselech Melkamu   Ethiopia 25:51
10 Grace Kwamboka Momanyi   Kenya 25:54
11 Benita Johnson   Australia 25:56
12 Lineth Chepkurui   Kenya 26:05
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Ethiopia
Tirunesh Dibaba 1
Mestawet Tufa 2
Gelete Burka 6
Meselech Melkamu 9
(Koren Jelela) (14)
(Aselefech Mergia) (16)
18
    Kenya
Linet Chepkwemoi Masai 3
Doris Chepkwemoi Changeywo 4
Priscah Jepleting Cherono 7
Margaret Wangari Muriuki 8
(Grace Kwamboka Momanyi) (10)
(Lineth Chepkurui) (12)
22
    Australia
Benita Johnson 11
Lisa Jane Weightman 20
Melissa Rollison 26
Anna Thompson 27
(Melinda Vernon) (41)
(Victoria Mitchell) (54)
84
4   United States 87
5   Morocco 100
6   United Kingdom 116
7   Eritrea 150
8   Portugal 165
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result.

Junior women's race (6.04 km)Edit

Complete results for junior women[26][27][28] and for junior women's teams[29][30][31] were published.

For full event details see 2008 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior women's race
Individual race
Rank Athlete Country Time
  Genzebe Dibaba   Ethiopia 19:59
  Irine Chepet Cheptai   Kenya 20:04
  Emebt Etea   Ethiopia 20:06
4 Delvine Relin Meringor   Kenya 20:06
5 Emebet Bacha   Ethiopia 20:11
6 Jackline Chebii   Kenya 20:11
7 Betelhem Moges   Ethiopia 20:13
8 Dorcas Jepchirchir Kiptarus   Kenya 20:17
9 Tigist Memuye   Ethiopia 20:27
10 Yukino Ninomiya   Japan 20:30
11 Bitaw Yehune   Ethiopia 20:33
12 Christine Kambua Muyanga   Kenya 20:34
Full results
Teams
Rank Team Points
    Ethiopia
Genzebe Dibaba 1
Emebt Etea 3
Emebet Bacha 5
Betelhem Moges 7
(Tigist Memuye) (9)
(Bitaw Yehune) (11)
16
    Kenya
Irine Chepet Cheptai 2
Delvine Relin Meringor 4
Jackline Chebii 6
Dorcas Jepchirchir Kiptarus 8
(Christine Kambua Muyanga) (12)
(Mercy Jelimo Kosgei) (33)
20
    Japan
Yukino Ninomiya 10
Atsuko Matsumura 14
Asami Kato 15
Ayaka Mori 18
(Risa Takenaka) (26)
(Yukari Abe) (48)
57
4   United Kingdom 95
5   Canada 99
6   United States 100
7   Australia 133
8   Russia 203
Full results
  • Note: Athletes in parentheses did not score for the team result.

Medal table (unofficial)Edit

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1  Ethiopia64111
2  Kenya2428
3  Australia0011
  Eritrea0011
  Japan0011
  Qatar0011
  Uganda0011
Totals (7 nations)88824
  • Note: Totals include both individual and team medals, with medals in the team competition counting as one medal.

ParticipationEdit

According to an unofficial count, 448 athletes from 57 countries participated. This is in agreement with the official numbers as published.[1] The announced athletes from   Moldova,     Nepal, and   Nigeria did not show.[8][9][10]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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